Dealing with Change

Life is never status quo. It’s an on-going S curve on a grand scale of both good and bad events. Just when you have your month’s salary budgeted, your car breaks down and you need to change plans. Just when you are settled in your relationship, it’s a great time to have a baby and create the biggest upheaval of your life.

Change. Sometimes it’s welcome, sometimes it’s not and sometimes you just do not know. It’s daunting, sometimes overwhelming and throws you right out of your comfort zone and into a field of cacti and nettles.

Well, maybe that’s a little dramatic. But there are a few ways of dealing with it:

1. Do not despair: do not panic. You will make mistakes. Learn from them, move on and do not repeat them.

2. Keep positive: my dad always says that if you think you are going to fail, you probably will. So just don’t.

3. Embrace it: it’s here, it’s happening, just accept it. Be like a boat on the tide, going with the waves. Once you get used to things, if you       must, then fight the current.

It all stems on how you look at a big change. Change can teach you a lot about yourself, making you realise you have skills you have never tapped into.

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. I really believe that. If things did not ever change, we would still be running around as cave people, hunting for our food with our bare hands. Not very enticing, is it?